Above: Flyer for Belly Up's 90's tribute night on Friday, August 13.
Geezer gives you Weezer songs the way that they were meant to be done: by senior citizens. The band combines all of the excitement of the 1890s with the nostalgia of the long-forgotten era of the 1990s, as done by musicians in their nineties. Weezer hits, fan favorites, nurses, naps and medication are all in a night’s work for the world’s oldest coverband. If you don’t think they sound just like the real Weezer, you should have your hearing checked out, sonny.
The act began when people arrived in droves to see locals Rookie Card play Weezer’s classic “Blue Album” for a benefit at the world-famous Casbah. Instead, they were greeted by old men offering Worther’s from deep checkered pockets. The group retired to Florida after just two shows but were resurrected four score and seven years later, with Zachary Goode Sr. on bass guitar.
Radio station FM94.9 asked them to host auditions for Weezer’s 2008 Hootenanny, where the band was letting lucky fans play with them onstage in each city of their tour. Now, the old-timers have the rare opportunity to brag about actually playing onstage with the band whose songs they cover in front of 10,000 youngsters (except that they can’t remember any of it). Here, have a candy.